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Blossoming Pianos, Reviving Mimì, and Other Signs of Spring

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Today -- finally! -- is the day. After a horrific winter featuring the coldest recorded temperatures in the past 81 years combined with a flu vaccine of historic inefficacy, spring has finally shown up.

High-End Selling: Be BRAVE or Be Gone

George Bradt | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
George Bradt

You must be BRAVE to sell at the high-end. Behaviors, relationships, attitude, values and the environment make all the difference. Ori Bukai, owner an...

Popular Opinion Alert: New Yorkers Want An Ivory Ban

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

As a wave of poaching by organized criminal syndicates has pushed the number of elephants killed in Africa today to a rate of some 35,000 per year, or 96 each day, many in New York and across the United States have been coming to the conclusion that something needs to be done.

Remarkable Blind Man Raises Money To Rebuild Pianos, Reminds Us Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News

John Furniss is an exceptional man. The 32-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., is one of the few piano technicians who rebuild pianos, in addition to tuni...

Turning Pages Long Ago for Pianist Samuel Sanders

Rodney Punt | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Art song, in the tradition of European cultivation that began at the end of the 18th century, involves an intimate interaction between a singer and a pianist.

8.8 Reason to Love the Sing for Hope Pianos

Monica Yunus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Monica Yunus

As the Co-Founding Director of Sing for Hope, I am thrilled and excited that we are bringing The Sing for Hope Pianos back to New York this summer! From June 1st through June 16th, 88 pianos will be outdoors for all to play and enjoy.

Where Pianos Go To Die

New York Times | DANIEL J. WAKIN | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — The Knabe baby grand did a cartwheel and landed on its back, legs poking into the air. A Lester upright thudded onto its side wit...

Where Pianos Go To Die | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

The Knabe baby grand did a cartwheel and landed on its back, legs poking into the air. A Lester upright thudded onto its side with a final groan of st...

Designers' Pop-Up Pianos Attract Few Auction Bids

Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

TRIBECA -- The decorated instruments that graced the streets of New York this summer as part of the Pop-Up Pianos public art project need a new home -...

Danny Ross Loves The Sweet Sound Of Construction

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Danny Ross has been crooning his melodic, Beatles-esque music for years. He composes sincere little ballads that are at once ambitiously classic (horn...

NYC Pianos Facilitate Music And Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

How does piano music sound over the ubiquitous sirens of the Big Apple? We'll soon find out. The non-profit arts group Sing For Hope recently distrib...

Hamster On Piano Eating Popcorn Is Latest Meme (VIDEO)

HuffPost | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A short video of a hamster on a piano eating a piece of popcorn has quickly captured the hearts of YouTube, despite the fact that there isn't really a...